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12.4: Outcome: Barriers to Entry

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    What you’ll learn to do: define and explain the sources of barriers to entry

    So how does someone go about creating a monopoly, anyway? In this section, you’ll learn about the characteristics that lead to an environment where one business or firm could become a monopolist. Some monopolies form out of a government requirement, some because they control an essential resource, some because they are given an patent or have a copyright, or others because they intimidate competitors.

    LEARNING ACTIVITIES

    The learning activities for this section include the following:

    • Reading: How Monopolies Form: Barriers to Entry
    • Self Check: Barriers to Entry

    Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.

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